Taking Sides: Clashing views on Psychological Issues/ Gantt
Read Issue 3.1 from the Textbook: “Are violent Video Games Harmful to Children and Adolescents?”
YES: Steven Gruel from: “Brief of Amicus Curiae in Case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association.” U.S. Supreme Court (2010)
NO: Patricia Millet from: “Brief of Amicus Curiae in Case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association.” U.S. Supreme Court (2010)
1. Using information from both articles, discuss the evidence in support of the idea that violent video games harm children or cause them to be violent. How does Millett respond?
2. Many people have strong opinions about violent video games, but very few know much about the research. Ask some people you know what they think about violent games and then ask them to tell you what they know about the research and tell them what you learned from reading the articles. Write a brief analysis of your findings.
3. Is it possible that violent video games could be good for people? Explain.
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